Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Covidien Clearify Visualization System

Según U.S. Food and Drug Administration, este evento ( retiro de equipo (recall) ) involucró a un dispositivo médico en United States que fue producido por Medtronic.

¿Qué es esto?

Una corrección al equipo o acción de retiro tomada por el fabricante para abordar un problema con un dispositivo médico. Los retiros (recalls) ocurren cuando un dispositivo médico está defectuoso, cuando puede poner en riesgo la salud, o cuando simultáneamente está defectuoso y puede poner en riesgo la salud.

Más información acerca de la data acá
  • Tipo de evento
  • ID del evento
  • Clase de Riesgo del Evento
    Class 2
  • Número del evento
  • Fecha de inicio del evento
  • Estado del evento
  • País del evento
  • Fuente del evento
  • URL de la fuente del evento
  • Notas / Alertas
    U.S. data is current through June 2018. All of the data comes from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, except for the category Manufacturer Parent Company.
    The Parent Company was added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records.
  • Notas adicionales en la data
    Instrument, special lens, for endoscope - Product Code FEI
  • Causa
    Product sterility is compromised due to breach of the sterile barrier.
  • Acción
    Covidien issued an Urgent Medical Device Recall letter on October 4, 2016 and a corrected letter on October 10, 2016 to US Customers via Federal Express. The letter instructs customers to discontinue use of the product and return all inventory to Medtronic (Covidien), 195 McDermott Road, North Haven, CT 06473, Attention: Field Returns Department. Disposition of product within Medtronic control and customer returned devices will be reworked. Questions or concerns, contact your Medtronic representative or customer service at 800-882-5878.


  • Modelo / Serial
    Lots beginning with: P4J, P4K, P4L, P4M, P5A, P5B, P5C, P5D, P5E, P5F, P5G, P5H, P5J, P5K, P5L, P5M, P6A, P6B, P6C, P6D and lots P6E0016GX,P6E0049GX P6E0050GX, P6E0051GX, P6E0052GX, P6E0163GX, P6E0164GX, P6E0212GX
  • Clasificación del producto
  • Clase de dispositivo
  • ¿Implante?
  • Distribución
    Worldwide Distribution - US (Nationwide) Foreign: Austria Belgium Bulgaria Brazil Chile Cyprus Denmark Egypt Finland France France Germany Greece Hungary Iran Ireland Israel Italy Japan Kenya Kuwait Latvia Luxembourg Mexico Namibia Netherlands Nigeria Norway Poland Portugal Romania Saudi Arabia Serbia Slovakia South Africa Spain Sweden Switzerland Turkey United Arab Emirates United Kingdom
  • Descripción del producto
    Covidien Clearify Visualization System || Item Code: 21-345 || Intended to be used prior to and during endoscopic and laparoscopic procedures to prevent fogging of the scope as well as clean the scope lens
  • Manufacturer


  • Dirección del fabricante
    Medtronic, 60 Middletown Ave, North Haven CT 06473-3908
  • Empresa matriz del fabricante (2017)
  • Comentario del fabricante
    “If our surveillance systems identify a potential performance issue, our personnel promptly evaluate the problem, including, when appropriate, conducting root cause investigations and internal testing to assess whether the product continues to meet specifications and defined performance criteria,” Medtronic told ICIJ in a statement. “In some cases, based on this evaluation, Medtronic may determine that a recall is necessary.” The company said that it communicates with healthcare providers and/or patients and provide recommendations to address such issues. Medtronic noted that these communications can include letters, emails, calls, press releases, physician notifications and social media postings, as well as informing the FDA and other regulators of the actions.
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